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Should You Be Worried About Insider Transactions At HyreCar Inc. (NASDAQ:HYRE)?

Ricardo Landis

It is not uncommon to see companies perform well in the years after insiders buy shares. Unfortunately, there are also plenty of examples of share prices declining precipitously after insiders have sold shares. So we’ll take a look at whether insiders have been buying or selling shares in HyreCar Inc. (NASDAQ:HYRE).

What Is Insider Selling?

It’s quite normal to see company insiders, such as board members, trading in company stock, from time to time. However, most countries require that the company discloses such transactions to the market.

We don’t think shareholders should simply follow insider transactions. But equally, we would consider it foolish to ignore insider transactions altogether. For example, a Harvard University study found that ‘insider purchases earn abnormal returns of more than 6% per year.’

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The Last 12 Months Of Insider Transactions At HyreCar

Over the last year, we can see that the biggest insider sale was by Anshu Bansal for US$600k worth of shares, at about US$1.50 per share. So it’s clear an insider wanted to take some cash off the table, even below the current price of US$4.00. While sellers have a variety of reasons for selling, this isn’t particularly great to see. We generally consider it a negative if insiders have been selling on market, especially if they did so below the current price. We note that the biggest single sale was only 38.4% of Anshu Bansal’s holding. Anshu Bansal was the only individual insider to sell shares in the last twelve months.

In the last twelve months insiders purchased 15.00k shares for US$46k. But insiders sold 400.00k shares worth US$600k. You can see the insider transactions (by individuals) over the last year depicted in the chart below. If you click on the chart, you can see all the individual transactions, including the share price, individual, and the date!

NasdaqCM:HYRE Insider Trading January 22nd 19

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Does HyreCar Boast High Insider Ownership?

Many investors like to check how much of a company is owned by insiders. A high insider ownership often makes company leadership more mindful of shareholder interests. HyreCar insiders own about US$14m worth of shares. That equates to 29% of the company. While this is a strong but not outstanding level of insider ownership, it’s enough to indicate some alignment between management and smaller shareholders.

What Might The Insider Transactions At HyreCar Tell Us?

An insider hasn’t bought HyreCar stock in the last three months, but there was some selling. Despite some insider buying, the longer term picture doesn’t make us feel much more positive. While insiders do own shares, they don’t own a heap, and they have been selling. We’d think twice before buying! Therefore, you should should definitely take a look at this FREE report showing analyst forecasts for HyreCar.

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The author is an independent contributor and at the time of publication had no position in the stocks mentioned. For errors that warrant correction please contact the editor at editorial-team@simplywallst.com.